Daily Detroit

Daily Detroit

Keep up with what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Perfect for getting ready for work, your commute, your workout, or any time you want to know what’s fun and what matters around Detroit.

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Big show of local Detroit sports with Fletcher Sharpe. - The Bleeder at Little Caesars, as LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart get suspensions. - Bill Maher says the Lions should lose the Thanksgiving game. Is he right? Would be a message to send to the Ford ownership to get the ship together? - Fletcher outlines his thoughts on Mel Tucker’s monster possible contract. Is the beginning of MSU’s run at being the elite football school in Michigan and eventually challenging Ohio State? - Detroit City FC beat the Michigan Stars 3-2 in the final match of the season. - The USL Championship (the league Detroit City FC is in) has signed a deal to be in a video game, eFootball by Konami. Might we be able to play at a digital Keyworth? - The USFL returns. We discuss the possibilities and the improvements we’d like to make to the Michigan Panthers logo. Just one thing.

24 de nov.

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There’s a lot of talk about toxicity and division. You can see it when you log onto social media, or turn on certain stations. You’ll see a sour-faced television presenter or hear a loud radio host who is here to convince you that some group, that “they” - whoever “they” are - are the reason things are bad. But the template for that came from Southeast Michigan, starting in the late 1920s and running through the 1930s. If you listen to recordings of Father Coughlin - known as the radio priest with the full name of Charles Edward Coughlin - you’ll hear the echoes of the discord we have today. He led a church at 12 Mile and Woodward in Royal Oak; and broadcasted from the Golden Tower of the Fisher Building, syndicating anti-semitism throughout the nation. Coughlin supported the policies of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and other, let’s just say, not great people. He questioned the value of free elections. He shared and endorsed fraudulent texts that outlined a conspiracy for Jews to take over the world. He even had a militia in New York that followed his orders. And here’s the kicker. He was so popular the Royal Oak post office was built to support all of his fan mail. In order to move forward, we need to know our past. So meet Andrew Lapin who has made a whole podcast called "Radioactive," a multi-part series that dives into the story and how Father Coughlin manipulated radio for his own ends. Be sure to check it out here: https://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/radioactive Plus, a couple things to know around town.

22 de nov.

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19 de nov.

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Today's show has two big stories, focused on the city of Detroit. The City has a new food truck ordinance. Detroit has lacked guidelines in this area for about a decade, limiting that industry. Cities around the world have been using this as a way to grow not only entrepreneurship but access to food in underserved areas of town. District six Councilmember Raquel Casteñeda Lopez - the author of the ordinance - joins us to talk about it. And second: It looks like that plan to save the historic Dairy Cattle Building at the State Fairgrounds and turn it into a transit center is in real jeopardy. I'll talk to Detroit’s chief operating officer Hakim Berry about what the administration plans next, whichever way city council votes Tuesday on the proposal.  I'll also talk to consultant for D4 and preservation supporter Francis Grunow about what's in the deal and the compromise it took to get here. 

19 de nov.

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We hit a ton of local topics today, with some focus on sports as we do when @saintfdw is in the studio. COVID is surging in Metro Detroit. It’s now impacting hospitals, and Michigan’s low vaccination rate means an even long push for healthcare professionals. Not to mention impacts to the Red Wings and the NFL is tightening protocols. Jared Goff might be off this Sunday with an injury. Detroit City FC has its last NISA match vs. the Michigan Stars. Predictions, plus a listener question. And finally, we learn about Fletcher’s love of Krispy Krunchy Chicken and the wild story of how he found out about it. Thanks to our members on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit And if you don’t already, be sure to follow us on your favorite podcast app and not miss another show. 

17 de nov.

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Today's feature conversation is with longtime journalist and inspiration for the Ron Burgundy character in "Anchorman," Mort Crim. In his most recent book, "Anchored: A journalist's search for truth." Crim takes readers through a lifetime of journeys and stories that will resonate you no matter your profession or calling in life. Mort Crim talks with Jer about the book, media today, how we could build trust to bridge divides, and of course, why he chose Detroit. You can order a signed copy of the book here: https://mortcrimspeaks.com/product/anchored-a-journalists-search-for-truth-autographed/ Plus, a couple stories to know around town: Journalist Danny Fenster, who was imprisoned in Myanmar, is returning home I-75 work is done for the season, much to the relief of drivers

17 de nov.

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It's official. Le Rouge is part of the USL Championship. So what does that mean? What are some of the details of the deal? Keyworth? And of course, fans have questions about the product on the field. That and more is broken down by Fletcher Sharpe. Programming note: To honor our Veterans and to honor our promise to ourselves to take breaks on Federal Holidays, no episode tomorrow. See you on Friday. 

10 de nov.

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Today's feature conversation with Shianne previews Decked Out Detroit, the holiday market in Cadillac Square. More: https://deckedoutdetroit.com/ Plus - plans move forward for a new transit center at the State Fairground; Rashida Tlaib will have a Democratic primary challenger in Shri Thanadar; and breaking is the news Detroit City FC will move to the USL Championship. More on that in tomorrow's show.

10 de nov.

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Big rumors broke today about Detroit City FC leaving NISA and possibly going to the USL Championship. This could have major implications for the team and the region as stepping up will bring in more fans, more revenue, more TV coverage and change up who they're playing after eight titles. Fletcher Sharpe (@saintfdw on Twitter) joins me to do some bold speculation ahead of possible news later this week.

9 de nov.

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5 de nov.

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So what's next after the Detroit municipal election? Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan won 3 out of every 4 votes for office. Does the bar go higher on him? What about the brand-new council, with mostly new faces and a more progressive viewpoint? What are the things the city needs to tackle in the next four years? Chase Cantrell of Building Community Value joins me to unpack it all. You can follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/detroitspirit Thanks to our members on Patreon who make this podcast possible: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  

3 de nov.

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Andre Ash from the Michigan Chronicle is my featured conversation today. Andre is an important part of the black-owned Chronicle's expansion into online content, and he - along with his colleagues at the Chronicle - provides an important voice in Detroit. We had a wide-ranging conversation on the future of media, what's ahead, what the Chronicle is up to, and more. Plus, there are stories around town. - Detroit's Devil's Night isn't a thing anymore after a streak of under 10 fires per night for a number of years - Oakwood Bakery is shuttering after 109 years - A report of a Jollibee, a Filipino fast food joint, coming to the region: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/restaurants/michigans-first-jollibee-planned-sterling-heights We have an announcement for something on Saturday going out to our members later tonight. Be sure to join us at http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit for more.

1 de nov.

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Happy Halloween! It's a fun Friday episode. Devon and Jer talk about themed cocktails for the weekend; Day of the Dead Ofrendas in Southwest Detroit; a couple of fun things from our listener survey; and our favorite Halloween costumes and candies. Be sure to get to the game on Saturday for Le Rouge if you're interested. DCFC could clinch the title with a win! Look for the Daily jacket.  p.s. - Thanks to listener James for setting us straight on some NISA stuff. It is much appreciated.

29 de out.

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There are three ballot proposals - E, R, and S. One deals with Entheogenic plants; another, to create a reparations task force, and finally, allow for voters to have initiatives that include a financial appropriation (money) to make them happen. To unpack what they actually do, Eric Lupher from the non-partisan Citizens Research Council joins us. Also, they have a report on the three initiatives here: https://crcmich.org/publications/detroit-ballot-proposals-entheogenic-plants-reparations-task-force-and-expanded-initiative-powers  

28 de out.

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There's a lot on today's show: Operation Northern Hook snares two Detroit Police officers accusing them of accepting bribes. One of them that's the focus of the corruption investigation was in charge of investigating corruption in the department and city employees. Oof. James Oliver Coffee opens in Corktown. David Shock joins us for a few minutes. The Black Star Initiative is connected soccer with the Detroit community. Detroit City FC's TJ Winfrey joins us to talk about the innovative program starting right here. For more information: https://www.blackstarsoccer.com/ And finally, by listener request (and we weren't going to do this but the inbox has spoken), Fletcher Sharpe tries the Honolulu Blue by Coppercraft and shares his thoughts. Will the brand show better than when we did our canned cocktail taste-off?

27 de out.

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On today's show: Detroit City FC is on the brink of winning the regular season. We recap the Stumptown AC match and preview the California United Strikers match. Look for us at Keyworth! Also, Jer went to hist first in-person MLS game, the Columbus Crew v NY Red Bulls. What was it like? Plus... Fletcher calls Red Wings' Bertuzzi goofy for not getting his vaccination and being the last NHL player not to get it. The Detroit Lions don't need to fire Campbell but someone needs to lose a job if we do in fact go 0-17. And the Detroit Pistons have some promise.  Follow Fletcher @saintfdw on Twitter - and thanks for listening!

26 de out.

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26 de out.

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In our listener survey, many said we should throw in some more discussion and analysis episodes.  Automotive writer Eric Trytko joins me to talk about Rivian's intentions to go public, what it would really take to make the goal of all new cars being electric by 2030, the need for a U.S. industrial policy, the hurdles to dealing with climate change and net zero emissions, plus getting Michiganders on the same page to get big things done. 

21 de out.

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Brad Williams is the Vice President of Government Relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber and one of the wonkiest people I know as far as public policy. And to be clear, I mean that as a compliment. One of my favorite podcasts is The Weeds - where policy issues get talked about in-depth - and today, to be clear, we are getting into the weeds around policy in metro Detroit and Michigan. What’s ahead? What are the opportunities? Where have we done well, and where could we do work? Obviously, I know whose interests he represents. He works for a large organization made up of some of the most powerful businesses in the state. There are some areas I agree with, and some I have questions. But he does a solid job of making the case on a variety of topics and having a real discussion. Some of them include the workforce shortage and how to address it. Proposed tax credits to convert office space into residential. ARPA funds. And yes, even though it wasn’t on the official agenda - we got into an interesting conversation about the state of mass transit plans in the region.

20 de out.

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Hector Santiago is a candidate for Detroit City Council to represent District 6. Sprawling from most of the west of greater downtown Detroit, down the riverfront to Fort and Outer Drive, and up again to Oakman Boulevard and Grand River. It's probably one of Detroit's most diverse districts, with approximately 40 percent Latino, 40 percent African American and 20 percent white residents. From skyscrapers to industrial complexes and everything in between, District 6 has everything.  As always with these candidate conversations, we are not doing endorsements. It's an open door to any candidate on the ballot who wants to be on and my only ask is that you be part of the process and vote. For more on Hector Santiago: https://www.hectorsantiagofordetroit.com/

18 de out.

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There are a lot of openings and closings in the food and drink world to talk about. First, cheers to Brooklyn Street Local. Nine plus years is a heck of a run, and they say in a heartfelt Facebook post that there are going to be new chapters ahead here for the pair from Toronto. https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynStreetLocal/posts/4409536882415444 -Detroit Axe is opening up in Corktown today. It's in a space they're calling the "Yard at Corktown." Are you an axe-throwing person, or no? - The Mixing Board is opening in Little Caesars Arena, a Michigan-themed live music and restaurant venue; plus the Points Bet sports bar.  - The New York Times has praise for a place that Devon is somewhat embarrassed he hasn't been to, Al Tayeb. - A local designer who also is an Afghan refugee is in Project Runway, it'll be something cool to watch. Full story: https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/television/2021/10/14/project-runway-sabrina-spanta-afghanistan/6050286001/ Also, Victor Williams is the GOAT of skateboarding newscasters. The door is open, sir, if you ever wanna sit in on an episode. Well done. If you haven't seen the video: https://twitter.com/NewsWithVictor/status/1448488259710038018

15 de out.

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Our feature conversation with with Kelli Dobner of Samaritas. He organization is looking to raise funds to help 350 Afghan refugees in Metro Detroit and Grand Rapids get a footing while they restart their lives. More: https://www.samaritas.org/refugee-crisis Also, I share a quick thing to know and two places to go. - Bally Sports Detroit has renewed their deal to broadcast Tigers and Wings games. But can we please get a real streaming option? - The Detroit Bourbon Fest is this weekend to support the Friends of Detroit River. https://detroitbourbonfest.com/ - And there's a new mural at Van Dyke and Mack you may wanna check out this weekend. It reimagines the Spirit of Detroit in a beautiful way.  https://twitter.com/TheDailyDetroit/status/1448672244478185473  

14 de out.

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Apple has opened a new iOS and App developer academy here in Detroit with the goal of bringing in a thousand students a year across their programs. It's part of their Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, with the goal to help address systemic racism and expand opportunities for communities of color across the country. To learn more, our feature conversation is with Apple's Alisha Johnson. She leads external engagement for Apple’s Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives. Here's a link to learn more and apply when slots become available: https://developeracademy.msu.edu/  

13 de out.

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It is a busy show today! 01:13 - The Pensole Lewis School of Business and Design will be Michigan's only HBCU. The school is the brainchild of Dr. D'Wayne Edwards and we caught up for a few minutes and tell the story of how this project that not only teaches design as a career, but offers free tuition, comes together. 08:18 - Towing has been a source of controversy and corruption in metro Detroit. The city has a new ordinance to try and curb the abuses and tilt things more in favor of residents. 09:47 - Things are not smelling like roses on Detroit's east side near the Stellantis plant. 10:37 - The city is in line to get a new Detroit Animal Care and Control facility, more than doubling the number of available kennels to 200. 11:26 - Fletcher Sharpe steps in to talk Detroit City FC's matchdays, the upcoming Black Star initiative to help build soccer in the Detroit community. He then has thoughts on Ben Wallace joining the Piston's front office and whether Grant Hill should have his number retired. p.s. - I know from being in the city awhile people appreciate when you ask for what you need. So two things. Everybody - if you like the show, tell a friend. Leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Send an email to spread the word. And if you happen to be able to spare some coin, we're able to stay independent and going thanks to our members on Patreon. It takes more than a full work day to produce a show like this. Interviews. Editing. Writing. Behind the scenes work. So consider becoming a member at http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit

12 de out.

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Today, we start in Dearborn. We discuss the news that Miller's is for sale, and what tweaks might need to happen next. Plus, there's a new food hall opening up on Michigan Avenue near another development we talked about recently.  Devon ranks his top three Dearborn burgers, honoring a place that's gone and a place Jer hadn't heard of but needs to try. Plus, a couple of affordable housing projects that are actually kinda neat are happening. One, the Cathedral Apartments that look like a UFO could land on them, and the other a three-story project that brings back to life an old neighborhood apartment building. Finally, Devon waxes poetic about the return of the Thanksgiving Parade for in-person attendance. Thanks for stopping by fun Friday! And thanks to our members on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit for supporting us. 

8 de out.

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Today's show is in two parts. First, someone from the insurance company side who's willing to come on air and talk in detail about insurance rates in Detroit and how they might come down. Eric Poe heads up Cure auto insurance, a not-for-profit carrier that's entered the Detroit market and says they can signficantly reduce car insurance rates. I'm interested to see what you think when you kick the tires. Plus, Dr. Michael Lutz from the MIU Men's Health initiative previews Saturday's free health screening fair for men at Ford Field.

7 de out.

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6 de out.

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Today, Fletcher Sharpe talks all the things Detroit City FC. From the drubbing Le Rouge gave to New Amsterdam (and their goalie situation), to a 0-0 draw, we cover the on the field play. Then we get into a piece in Sports Illustrated focusing on the club and giving it some national press. There's also the new smoke jerseys and a community initiative to help raise up soccer in the Detroit Public Schools. At the very end, by listener request, we talk about the mean streets of Bloomfield Hills. Or that's what one local brand was trying to sell you. Until they took all the products down. You can follow Fletcher on Twitter @SaintFDW Thanks to our members on Patreon.

6 de out.

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Today's conversation is with Anthony Adams, candidate for mayor of the city of Detroit. He has a long career in public service, and we dive into the issues the city of Detroit faces and how he'd approach them. Some of the topics we touch on include education, policing, flooding, transit, mobility, lowering (or maybe eliminating) Detroit's residential property tax, campaign finance, and universal basic income. His website: https://anthonyadamsformayor.com/  

4 de out.

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1 de out.

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Today's feature conversation is with sculptor Austen Brantley.  Website: https://www.austenbrantleysculpture.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austenbrantley/ Also in the back few minutes, I share a couple quick things to know around town: - Local officials are worried about the city's low (43.9%) vaccination rate and a November/.December COVID-19 surge in the region. So far, Metro Detroit has been relatively spared.  - The Starbucks at Woodward and Montcalm in the Fox Theater building quietly closed 

30 de set.

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The Detroit Grand Prix could be moving downtown. It's big news, as many Detroiters have had a mixed view of the race. Many are supportive of the race as it's the Motor City, but also not too pleased about the impact to Belle Isle. To look at the pros, the cons, the racing angles of taking the race back downtown after 32 years - Eric Trytko. He's got 30+ years of experience as a motorsports announcer, 20+ years covering motorsports and has raced cars and motorcycles himself. We also talk about Motor Bella and how that went this year.

29 de set.

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Today's show: -Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey pleads guilty as part of a widening corruption probe - A Detroit Firefighters union official is alleged to have taken $220k in union funds - Mom's Spaghetti is opening permanently in downtown Detroit And our feature conversation is with Fletcher Sharpe. We talk Detroit City FC's 1-0 win over the Force and preview upcoming games and against New Amsterdam and Maryland. Plus, his Lions thoughts and the Detroit Pistons are one of only two NBA teams that are fully vaccinated. Our show is funded by our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  

28 de set.

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As we run up to the November Detroit election, we're doing some candidate interviews. One of them is M.L. Elrick. He's running for District 4 on Detroit's east side. We talk about his ideas around keeping flood waters out of basements, ethics, his plan to remove the perk of a city-provided car for council members, development, Detroit's bus problems, and more. His website: https://ml4detroit.com/ Note: We will have an automated transcript up on our website this week. To be clear, we are not offering endorsements. The point of these conversations is to leave our listeners more informed, however you decide to vote. What we do want to do is raise up policy ideas and solutions as our city and suburbs face a number of challenges and opportunities. Information is in the episode if you're a candidate or represent one and would like to connect for a conversation.

27 de set.

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21 de set.

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Today's show is in two parts. First half, Jer and Shi break down a Detroit Regional Chamber poll released today that talks about how the state feels about the economy, mask mandates, Afghan refugee resettlement and more. You can read the data for yourself here: https://www.detroitchamber.com/sept-michigan-priorities-poll/ On the back half, Fletcher Sharpe and Jer catch up to talk about Detroit City FC's first loss in a year to Stumptown AC on Saturday night and preview the important game that is against LA Force next weekend. A reminder: We're supported by our members on Patreon. It keeps the show free for everyone else to enjoy: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  

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17 de set.

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Fletcher Sharpe is in the North End studio today. From a bicycle kick victory goal on ESPN SportsCenter to NISA season shifts, there's a lot of soccer news. Plus, Fletcher gives an athlete's perspective on the road ahead for injured Lion Jeff Okudah. Who were the greatest Pistons? Fletcher's piece in Hour runs through it and on the show he shares his pick for best Piston of all time. Detroiter Chris Webber is in the NBA Hall of Fame. There are strong thoughts. Detroit Neighborhood Softball League playoffs are starting. And a listener shares a tip so if you get caught going the wrong way to Canada how to get back.

14 de set.

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New Holland v Coppercraft v Two James A no fear, no favor review of Michigan-made canned craft cocktails available for public purchase at the time of recording. 

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